1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
From the Netherlands, my hobby is trying to build a nice comic art collection from different times, with comic artists from Europe and America. As a child, I was a Robbedoes/Spirou reader so Dupuis-artists have my special attention. From all the artists that I admire, I try to get one or several beautiful pieces.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
1963 - Spirou et Fantasio / Robbedoes en Kwabbernoot - Le journal de Spirou / Robbedoes weekblad. In Europe the two most famous comic artists are Hergé and Franquin. With his unmatched flamboyant style, Franquin is by far my favorite. This cover (there are very few covers one the market, because the most are with the family) pictures all the main figures of Robbedoes/Spirou with a nice action. Also Marsupilami, an invention of Franquin, is shown.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I'm a collector of comic books my whole life. Once in a while I bought some original material. Since about 2000, I collect originals seriously , probably because I noticed that my book collection was almost 'complete'.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
Along with my framer, we have developed good stackable framing, so I can build my own temporary exhibition. The remaining drawings are located in a cabinet drawer for drawings.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
Something beautiful from:
Wilhelm Busch - One of the most important pioneers of the European comics.
R.F. Outcalt - One of the most important pioneers of the American comics.
Lyonel Feiniger - One of the very few that bridges the comic art and the art of painting.(I've never come across an original)
Winsor McCay - Actually, any fine collection should try to include a Little Nemo.
Rob-Vel (Robert Velter) - The early creator of Robbedoes/Spirou.
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